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Mat44
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The Contender
MasterET
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Guns are good

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MasterET
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/5/2009 Category: Technology
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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Mat44

Pro

Guns are good so we good have self defense, and I will let my opponent go first.
MasterET

Con

Thank you for starting this debate Mat44.

Sorry to the people who own guns, sorry if I may have offended whoever has a firearm, but remember, this is just a debate,

(a)Last year, 10,177 people in the United States were killed by firearms.

http://abcnews.go.com...

(b) I will only type one argument because there are 5 rounds so don't blame me.
Debate Round No. 1
Mat44

Pro

Mat44 forfeited this round.
MasterET

Con

MasterET forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Mat44

Pro

Mat44 forfeited this round.
MasterET

Con

MasterET forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Mat44

Pro

Mat44 forfeited this round.
MasterET

Con

MasterET forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Mat44

Pro

Mat44 forfeited this round.
MasterET

Con

My opponent has not refute any of my contentions so it stands.
My opponent has forfeited 4 rounds.
Vote Con
Thank you.
Debate Round No. 5
9 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 9 records.
Posted by MasterET 7 years ago
MasterET
sorry about me forfeiting, had to go to a reunion in Montana for 3 days
Posted by LightningRod 7 years ago
LightningRod
"Guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people. It could be argued that guns are good, but people are bad."

But it would be a bad argument.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
To second feverish's statement, guns are specifically designed to be lethal implements. The users are obviously to blame for the violent intent, but the prevalence of guns as weapons as opposed to other objects clearly demonstrates their inherent dangerousness.
Posted by feverish 7 years ago
feverish
It takes a lot of effort to apply lethal force with a shoe, especially compared to pulling a trigger.

Shoes also have other more practical uses than injuring or killing.
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
"...despite the fact that nearly every object has the potential to be deadly..."

That's my point. Every object CAN be bad or deadly, like guns, or evens shoes. People are the ones who act on the deadly force, not the guns or shoes.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
The sheer prevalence of guns as intentional tools of violence, despite the fact that nearly every object has the potential to be deadly, means that argument falls flat.
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
"people can't be killed by a gun only with a gun"

"Okay...?"

Guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people. It could be argued that guns are good, but people are bad.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
"people can't be killed by a gun only with a gun"

Okay...?
Posted by tmhustler 7 years ago
tmhustler
people can't be killed by a gun only with a gun
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Vote Placed by MasterET 7 years ago
MasterET
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